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reversed course and agreed to provide a memo authorizing drone use to kill al-qaeda operatives including u.s. citizens abroad. joining us is dan henninger and george d.robinoewritz and dan cominsky. what have we learned about the policy this week. >> i think what we learned was an affirmation what we know about the drone policy. it was stated pretty well by john brennan. the bottom line is the drones are being used to kill al-qaeda or al-qaeda affiliated terrorists in northern pakistan and yemen but nowhere else. that there is a justice department memo laying out the legal justification for the drone attacks. it's not clear to me why the obama administration felt they had to keep that memo secret. it was going to come out eventually anyway but they do have a justification. that the drone attacks are being run by john brennan. >> paul: it coast goes back to the congressional authorization to use military force in the wake of 9/11 and succeeding national defense acts patched by congress. so dorothy, the left really does however, dislike this program or the way it is operated because there was
government spending is more likely to strengthen the u.s. economy so gary b, are these automatic cuts actually good? >> the best thing i think that could happen. you know, obama should go back to his purge on the billionaires saying they should give more. because in this case, brenda, for the past five years, the government has been the billionaires, during the first two years under the obama administration, discretionary spending increased 84%. it's toned down a little bit, thankfully, but even if you include hurricane sandy relief it's 30%. so we're talking about such a large space that this -- these cuts amount to one half of 1% of the gdp. so, brenda, the other question is, is it going to hurt the economy? bill clinton, who the democrats love and also admittedly some republicans cut discretionary spending from 22 to 18% of gdp and what happened in the economy? this is the way to kind of tighten the belt, i think is the best thing that could happen. >> some of the things are draconian. there are a lot of cuts that might be surprising and fbi agents and cuts in treatment to the ment
don't really care so much about the cayman issue, if we cared we'd simplify the u.s. tax structure and encourage them to bring the money back to the united states. >> i think the morally questionable decision, the time at citigroup, taking that bonus, by the way, over a pretty hefty base pay salary, too, at a time when the bank was being bailed out. >> the caymans. >> let's talk about it, president obama is president today in part because he destroyed mitt romney's character largely with this attack on him as a financier who had investments in the caymans and-- >> shady. >> which part of the 1%, shady guy, suggesting that he was a tax evader or avoider, if not evader. >> and max baucus, the finance committee chairman. >> and he spent a career basically attacking the cayman islands and tax havens and now for the president and m baucus to give mr. lew a pass, i suppose you could say now it's great news for the caymans off the hook politically. i think it ought to bother people that the standard has mr. obama said, gets pushed aside. >> in the phoniness of the kaymans issue and the ph
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